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#51 Buck

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:41 AM

La Familia? It's still on Foch Street. You just can't find it for the construction!

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:41 AM

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I love La Familia. Family owned and operated. Not sure how long it's been around, but it's been a while.

Sorry to say that La Familia is no longer there.


La Familia is still open.

And today's lunch special is chicken flautas. cheeburga.gif

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:42 AM

La Familia is still open!!!!!!!!! I just got off the phone with Al, the owner and they are open and doing business as usual. This was at 8:40 am on 8.11.09.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:03 AM

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I love La Familia. Family owned and operated. Not sure how long it's been around, but it's been a while.

Sorry to say that La Familia is no longer there.


Oh no!!!!! When did this happen???


It looked open when I drove by on Saturday... not in its original location of course, but where it's been for the past few years (on Foch).

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:52 AM

Oh Im sorry about the mix up. I was thinking about there old location. My Apologies.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

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What ever happened to Littlejohns' Bar-B-Que on Lancaster just East of I-35W? Absolutely the best and the greasiest Bar-B-Que in town. Because Littlejohn sliced all the meat himself, there was always a line in his place, but nobody cared...it was worth waiting for. I'll bet not many people will remember this place...it was a long time ago.
Wasn't that in an old KFC building? I never went there but remember seeing it.

I remember another Littlejohn's BBQ that was off East Lancaster just east of 820. It was in an old house and had sawdust on the floor. It was across from Red Rooster Lumber on a side street. Seems like this was "Little John's". I'd always heard he was some kinda straw boss with the "Skull Munchers" motorcycle bunch, though probably not from the most reliable sources. I do remember eating there with my family as a kid. This would've been in the 70's.


Little John of Littlejohns BBQ went to prison for drugs and income tax evasion

The BBQ place on Lancaster was Big John's BBQ - BJ actually was President of the Skullmunchers Motorcycle Club at one time - I knew Big John from his bouncer days at the Hungry I on East Lancaster - Unfortunately he was shot and killed in a drug shootout in the mid eighties.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE (Mick @ Jan 14 2010, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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What ever happened to Littlejohns' Bar-B-Que on Lancaster just East of I-35W? Absolutely the best and the greasiest Bar-B-Que in town. Because Littlejohn sliced all the meat himself, there was always a line in his place, but nobody cared...it was worth waiting for. I'll bet not many people will remember this place...it was a long time ago.
Wasn't that in an old KFC building? I never went there but remember seeing it.

I remember another Littlejohn's BBQ that was off East Lancaster just east of 820. It was in an old house and had sawdust on the floor. It was across from Red Rooster Lumber on a side street. Seems like this was "Little John's". I'd always heard he was some kinda straw boss with the "Skull Munchers" motorcycle bunch, though probably not from the most reliable sources. I do remember eating there with my family as a kid. This would've been in the 70's.


Little John of Littlejohns BBQ went to prison for drugs and income tax evasion

The BBQ place on Lancaster was Big John's BBQ - BJ actually was President of the Skullmunchers Motorcycle Club at one time - I knew Big John from his bouncer days at the Hungry I on East Lancaster - Unfortunately he was shot and killed in a drug shootout in the mid eighties.


Big Johns! Thanks. I can picture the building in my mind as plain as day...wow, the Hungry I. Hadn't thought about that place in years. Later became O.C.'s Saloon.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (Mick @ Jan 14 2010, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (801hme @ Oct 23 2008, 05:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (sonny 2 @ Oct 22 2008, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What ever happened to Littlejohns' Bar-B-Que on Lancaster just East of I-35W? Absolutely the best and the greasiest Bar-B-Que in town. Because Littlejohn sliced all the meat himself, there was always a line in his place, but nobody cared...it was worth waiting for. I'll bet not many people will remember this place...it was a long time ago.
Wasn't that in an old KFC building? I never went there but remember seeing it.

I remember another Littlejohn's BBQ that was off East Lancaster just east of 820. It was in an old house and had sawdust on the floor. It was across from Red Rooster Lumber on a side street. Seems like this was "Little John's". I'd always heard he was some kinda straw boss with the "Skull Munchers" motorcycle bunch, though probably not from the most reliable sources. I do remember eating there with my family as a kid. This would've been in the 70's.


Little John of Littlejohns BBQ went to prison for drugs and income tax evasion

The BBQ place on Lancaster was Big John's BBQ - BJ actually was President of the Skullmunchers Motorcycle Club at one time - I knew Big John from his bouncer days at the Hungry I on East Lancaster - Unfortunately he was shot and killed in a drug shootout in the mid eighties.


Was this the place on Rosedale right off I-35? I remember the building, but don't think I ever ate there, unless maybe when very young. But my parents used to say they used to eat there often in the 50s and really liked it. Not sure if it was the same place, or another BBQ place in the same general location before Little Johns.
Anyone remember the O-O Soul Club right across the street from Little Johns? Never went in there, but remember seeing it when passing by on the freeway and thinking it was a funny name. Think the building later became an auto parts store and was later torn down.
A few blocks up Rosedale, heading east, is an old movie theater building off on a side street. Looks pretty old and I have no idea what it was named when it was a movie theater, or when it closed. Certainly before my time, I never saw a movie there, or recall it listed in the paper's movie ads. Last time I saw it, it said Jesus over the marquee so I'm guessing it was used as a church after use as a movie theater.
But the building was pretty run down when I saw it. Even the church, or whatever it was used for, didn't appear to still be in business.

I'll mention Galligaskins on Camp Bowie. Still love that place. Don't know if it counts as a Fort Worth institution, but it's been around a while.
I remember first eating there with my dad in 1979, think he had stumbled across it shortly before. Once I got my drivers license a year or so later, used to go there pretty often and still do.
Their menu, back then, listed 3 or 4 locations around the Metroplex. Think the Camp Bowie location might be the only one left now though.
We used to get a laugh out of their motto, which was Famous since 1972. You see other companies with Famous since 1920 and such. 1972 seemed, in 1979 and 80, to be a bit too recent to be bragging about.
They used to have all those great Shakespeare In The Park season posters on the wall.
The Camp Bowie location used to be at the end of that little shopping strip, where Batteries Plus is now. Then they closed late 80s/early 90s. Thankfully, they came back in the late 90s in the same location, just a couple of doors down.
Ham and swiss sub and a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup, that's what I always get. Great sandwiches.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:33 AM

QUOTE (waywr @ Jan 15 2010, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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What ever happened to Littlejohns' Bar-B-Que on Lancaster just East of I-35W? Absolutely the best and the greasiest Bar-B-Que in town. Because Littlejohn sliced all the meat himself, there was always a line in his place, but nobody cared...it was worth waiting for. I'll bet not many people will remember this place...it was a long time ago.
Wasn't that in an old KFC building? I never went there but remember seeing it.

I remember another Littlejohn's BBQ that was off East Lancaster just east of 820. It was in an old house and had sawdust on the floor. It was across from Red Rooster Lumber on a side street. Seems like this was "Little John's". I'd always heard he was some kinda straw boss with the "Skull Munchers" motorcycle bunch, though probably not from the most reliable sources. I do remember eating there with my family as a kid. This would've been in the 70's.


Little John of Littlejohns BBQ went to prison for drugs and income tax evasion

The BBQ place on Lancaster was Big John's BBQ - BJ actually was President of the Skullmunchers Motorcycle Club at one time - I knew Big John from his bouncer days at the Hungry I on East Lancaster - Unfortunately he was shot and killed in a drug shootout in the mid eighties.


Was this the place on Rosedale right off I-35? I remember the building, but don't think I ever ate there, unless maybe when very young. But my parents used to say they used to eat there often in the 50s and really liked it. Not sure if it was the same place, or another BBQ place in the same general location before Little Johns.
Anyone remember the O-O Soul Club right across the street from Little Johns? Never went in there, but remember seeing it when passing by on the freeway and thinking it was a funny name. Think the building later became an auto parts store and was later torn down.
A few blocks up Rosedale, heading east, is an old movie theater building off on a side street. Looks pretty old and I have no idea what it was named when it was a movie theater, or when it closed. Certainly before my time, I never saw a movie there, or recall it listed in the paper's movie ads. Last time I saw it, it said Jesus over the marquee so I'm guessing it was used as a church after use as a movie theater.
But the building was pretty run down when I saw it. Even the church, or whatever it was used for, didn't appear to still be in business.

I'll mention Galligaskins on Camp Bowie. Still love that place. Don't know if it counts as a Fort Worth institution, but it's been around a while.
I remember first eating there with my dad in 1979, think he had stumbled across it shortly before. Once I got my drivers license a year or so later, used to go there pretty often and still do.
Their menu, back then, listed 3 or 4 locations around the Metroplex. Think the Camp Bowie location might be the only one left now though.
We used to get a laugh out of their motto, which was Famous since 1972. You see other companies with Famous since 1920 and such. 1972 seemed, in 1979 and 80, to be a bit too recent to be bragging about.
They used to have all those great Shakespeare In The Park season posters on the wall.
The Camp Bowie location used to be at the end of that little shopping strip, where Batteries Plus is now. Then they closed late 80s/early 90s. Thankfully, they came back in the late 90s in the same location, just a couple of doors down.
Ham and swiss sub and a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup, that's what I always get. Great sandwiches.


Yeah, Littlejohns was right off 35 on Rosedale, just southeast of the O-O Soul Club. Robert Ealey and U.P. Wilson use to play the O-O sometimes. The old theatre was the Grand at Rosedale and Fabons. Also in that area was Drakes Soul food place (I think that was the name of it).


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:58 AM

"Drive careful, we want you back!" That was John Whitten's signature line at Caro's. Back in those days the sauce was ONLY green, and the puffy tostados were NOT complimentary. It's my favorite Fort Worth Mexican restaurant.
Count me as one who still thinks that Angelo's has the best ribs in town and the Paris has the best CFS in town. (I know--good-ol'-days syndrome)
My other faves:
Zeke's for fried food
Buffalo Bros for hot wings
Dutch's or Kincaid's for burgers--tough choice
Cattleman's for steaks
Whataburger for fast food

And alas, there hasn't been a good chili parlor in Fort Worth since the Wagon Yard on Hemphill closed down many, many moons ago.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:44 PM

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One of my favorite established Mexican eateries in town is Benito's on W. Magnolia. To my understanding it's still run by the same family that opened it back in the mid 80's. Instead of the standard run-of-the-mill chips and salsa you get at most Mexican food places, they start you off with a great cup of tortilla soup. Mmmm.

Yes... I jut had lunch there with the wife a couple weeks ago. I've been writing up local eateries on my blog. It's not a food blog, but when I go to a mom & pop place I write it up. Tortilla soup.... mmmmmmm.



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Anybody ever dine at the "Neighborhood Grill" on park place off 8th avenue.

I had breakfast there recently. Good stuff. I had "Austin ????" I forget what it was... a Mexican breakfast specialty that was very good. I never got around to writing that up on my blog. The full name of the place is I think Park Place Neighborhood Grill on Park Place just west of 8th, a block west of Esperanza's which is also very good. It doesn't have the same external atmosphere as the location on Main Street but the inside is very nice and food is first rate.

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I love La Familia. Family owned and operated. Not sure how long it's been around, but it's been a while.

Sorry to say that La Familia is no longer there.

La Familia is still there and doing well. I've been there with large groups and they've been very accommodating.

The other place that's been there not quite as long as some of the others mentioned here is Cousin's Barbecue. I think it's the best BBQ south of 20 and West of 35. I wrote that up recently too.

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Buffalo Bros for hot wings

I've from Buffalo, and Buffalo Bros has the very best chicken wings in this area. Another good thing to try is the beef on weck, a Buffalo specialty sandwich. Get it with the horseradish for the most authentic experience.





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FortWorthology more than just food, but because Kevin is a vegetarian I appreciate the reviews for my vegetarian wife.
Food and Fort Worth
Fort Worth Hole in the Wall
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:39 PM

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Interesting side-note about Vance Godbey's. They are located in Lakeside, TX - a tiny little town that formed for the sole purpose of not wanting to be annexed by Fort Worth. They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. The restaurant, from what I have been told, has had a shaky history and faced several near-closures. I remember taking my grandmother there when I was very young, during one of those supposed closures. VG was apparently all the rave to go to way back in the day.

Interesting...my grandmother (who is still all about the well-to-do...or at least what was considered "well to do" thirty years ago!) continues to think relatively highly of this place. I always wondered about its real history since it's obviously a converted home that still has motel-type quarters and old horse stables in its back yard. It seems to bring in a respectable volume of guests on all the big holidays.

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:46 PM

Oh gosh!

Has anyone mentioned Carshons? All of their sandwiches are to die for... the Rebecca, the Rachel, etc., and their egg salad is grreat too. That and they have an excellent dessert lady if you like pie. You will see the same faces there time after time.

 

I finally tried Carshon's for the first time today.  That's some kinda sandwich.

 

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 02:53 PM

Carshon's is great. I haven't been in years. The last time I tried to go there wasn't a single space in the parking lot. Closest thing I've found to a real deli outside of NYC. I would concur that their egg salad is excellent.

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:33 PM

You don't need a parking spot if you ride your bike there (like I did).  ;)


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Well, there's that.  Glad you didn't run across any floppy-eared dogs on your trip.  :)



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:18 PM

I'm gonna have to live that down.  Why did I ever mention that detail?


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:11 PM

I actually laughed out loud when I read it.

Edit: I should have added early this morning: Glad you were okay. I wouldn't have joked about it otherwise.




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